> > the next race you're in that has an attack on a climb,
> > or a hilltop group finish, i hope you're on some
> > good juice. there is NO WAY to be competitive on
> > an ascent when all around you are standing and shifting
> > as you decide to shift gears and realize that you must sit
> > first to activate the gear levers. ergopower and sti rule.
I am with Richie on this one and as I have stated in the past something to this effect. It is one thing to compete at a regional level (depending on the region) and a whole different thing competing at a National or International level. Richie is one of the very few on this list that has that kind of experience and it goes a long way in giving his words and opinion validity as opposed to someone with a subjective opinion.
Mark, hate to sit to shift, Poore